115 Ukrainians suffer political persecutions in Russia, Crimea, - human rights activist

63 of these Ukrainian citizens are Crimean Tatars; 38 of 115 are already sentenced, Mariya Tomak says
08:48, 31 May 2019

Behind Bars

115 citizens of Ukraine have been suffering politically motivated persecutions in Russia and the annexed Crimea. Human rights defender Mariya Tomak reported that as quoted by Radio Liberty

'63 0f these 115 citizens of Ukraine are Crimean Tatars; 38 of 115 are already sentenced, and the rest face the pre-trial investigation', she said.

These numbers concern Ukrainian citizens who currently stay at remande centers or penal colonies, the human rights activist specified.

May 30, the Russian law enforcers detained Crimean Tatar human rights activist and journalist Lutfie Zudieva in Dzhankoi city, in the occupied Crimea, Krym.Realii reported.

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According to Seitasan Zudiev, the husband of the detainee, she was detained at the marker. The law enforcers were wearing civilian clothes. They blocked a car of Zudiev family and took Lutfie to Simferopol to draw up a protocol.

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According to lawyer Emil Kurbedinov, Zudieva was detained by the workers of the Center on Counteraction Extremism due to the demonstration of the banned symbols. Such offence provides the administrative arrest.

Related: Russia refuses to help Ukraine in deportation of Crimean Tatars investigation, - prosecutor's office

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